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by jessbowen
Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Funding help?
Replies: 11
Views: 4310

Re: Funding help?

Last year, one of the clubs at our school hosted a Trivia Night - much more like pub trivia than Quiz Bowl, but there was only a little bit of pop culture and included local area knowledge like "name the 5 towns that border our town". Teams of 4 could enter for $100 and there was a $500 first prize ...
by jessbowen
Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FAcT VIII (10/27/2012) at Yale (New Haven, CT)
Replies: 11
Views: 4334

Re: FAcT VIII (10/27/2012) at Yale (New Haven, CT)

Hi,

AMSA would like to attend, bring two teams and two buzzers. I just sent you an email as well.
by jessbowen
Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament VII (Cambridge, MA 11/10/12)
Replies: 24
Views: 12270

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament VII (Cambridge, MA 11/10/12)

Hi,

AMSA would like to come. We could most likely bring 2 teams and two buzzers.
by jessbowen
Mon May 28, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Quiz Bowl's Systemic Failure At Expansion and Recruitment
Replies: 75
Views: 38442

Re: Quiz Bowl's Systemic Failure At Expansion and Recruitment

I'm new myself, and perhaps you don't want to hear what I have to say, but I've been surprised at how difficult it is to break into this world. In Massachusetts, there doesn't seem to be any kind of organization heading up quiz bowl. However, 2 years ago, our PBS station started running a High Schoo...
by jessbowen
Sat May 19, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Merits of the KMO?
Replies: 16
Views: 7386

Re: Merits of the KMO?

Our school is new to the Quiz Bowl world. We started because our local PBS station was running auditions for the High School Quiz Show program and after our audition (unsuccessful, I might add), I was looking for events to sustain the momentum and keep a team going. KMO was one of the first events I...
by jessbowen
Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Learning Geography
Replies: 16
Views: 8425

Re: Learning Geography

Although it will only help with basic levels of knowledge, shepperd software site is great because it has interactive games - not just reading atlases. I like to use it on my smartboard with my students - kids like having to touch the country or feature being asked for. There are various levels of d...
by jessbowen
Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:13 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: I Buzzed First! - a new iPhone Quiz Bowl Buzzer app
Replies: 12
Views: 6651

Re: I Buzzed First! - a new iPhone Quiz Bowl Buzzer app

What a great idea! Any chance on making it available on Windows phones too?
by jessbowen
Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:08 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: How is my Question?
Replies: 5
Views: 3288

Re: How is my Question?

Is there a guideline for writing questions anywhere?
by jessbowen
Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: neg king/queen/monarch
Replies: 40
Views: 10142

Re: neg king/queen/monarch

Since the is in the Newbie forum and I am indeed a newbie, I'd like to add that I love the idea that a neg prize is good because it encourages players to be more aggressive. I think my players are often afraid of being wrong and are hesitant to buzz in until they are certain. I've tried to encourage...
by jessbowen
Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: neg king/queen/monarch
Replies: 40
Views: 10142

Re: neg king/queen/monarch

For most of my players, they would think it's a hoot. But I do have one student who is very sensitive. When her team didn't win any rounds (she was on the B team and it was our first tournament) she cried. Now part of that is inherent in competetions, and she will hopefully grow from this process. B...
by jessbowen
Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Discussion and Date Claims 2011-12
Replies: 19
Views: 5466

Re: New England Discussion and Date Claims 2011-12

I'm in Marlborough, MA and am just getting a Quiz Bowl team at my school off the ground. Last year, we just did on-line stuff (KMO, Chip Beal's) and tried out for the PBS show (didn't make it.). This year, we participated in tournaments at MIT and the CT Invitational. The kids were new to the pyrami...